Genres: Melodic Death / Hardcore
Label: Growl Records
Dinos Kontelas – Bass
Stratos Kannos – Drums
Vangelis Papavasileiou – Vocals
George Aslanis – Guitars
Vasilis Tsantalis – Guitars
Above Us The Waves is a five-piece band from Kavala, Greece. A.U.T.W.’s sound contains elements of melodic death metal and hardcore focused on heavy riffing and strong melodies. The band was formed in 2009 by Vasilis (Guitars) and after a few member changes, Dinos (Bass), George (Guitars), Vangelis (Vocals) and Stratos (Drums) completed the current lineup.
Following a demo cd(2009), a promo EP(2011) and many live shows, A.U.T.W. released their debut album “Anchors Aweigh” via the Athens, GR based label Spreading Dysphoria Industries. The album gained great reviews and was featured on RockHard, Metal Hammer and was also chosen as one of the top Greek metal release of 2013 by Sonik magazine.
Their energetic live performances have gained them a growing following and many headline shows and tours around Greece and South East Europe. They have also appeared as support
act for well-established bands like Unearth, Comeback Kid, Caliban, Defeater, Rotting Christ etc. and have appeared on festivals like Rock-Off (Istanbul, 2014) w/ Megadeth, HIM, Gojira, Amon Amarth etc. and as a headline act on Greek festivals (Defcon, New Long ).
2017 has found the band in the studio working on their sophomore album titled Rough on High Seas. Their latest endeavor, mixed and mastered by Jay Maas (Defeater, Bane, Vanna, Capsize and more), marks a step ahead for the sound of the band, focused on a more organic sound, intense lyrics and songwriting, keeping though their melodic approach intact. ROHS is scheduled for release in June 2018 via Growl Records.